With the newest iteration of Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Cho (or Dragon Ball Super), looming over the horizon, let’s take a look back at the anime that kicked off the childhoods of lots of boys from my generation. I remember discovering Toonami at my aunt’s house (because my family didn’t have cable), and it changed my life. It was a cartoon were spiky haired dudes punched other dudes in the face, and sometimes their hair color changed. DBZ helped usher in a second anime boom and helped foster an environment where Japanese shows like One Piece and Naruto could thrive.
It was pretty much impossible to cut down some of DBZ‘s best fights from its 291 episode run (though if you’re a newcomer to the series, I’d recommend the quicker version Dragon Ball Z Kai which only lasts 167 episodes or Dragon Ball Z Abridged, which is even better) to a mere ten, so I had some rules set. These ten fights don’t include the films, the original Dragon Ball anime, nor does it include the sequel show GT. This is just a list of pure DBZ punchy goodness.
So, here are the 10 Best Dragon Ball Z Fights.